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'Massive Flooding' In Colorado's Boulder County

More rain is on the way and a flash flood warning remains in effect. At least three deaths are being blamed on the high waters and a rural dam has reportedly collapsed. The University of Colorado's Boulder campus is closed.
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Texting Driver Ends Up All Wet

Police say a driver in Waldorf, Md., lost control of her car while texting — she landed in a lake. She wasn't hurt but she does faces criminal charges
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Backers Of Israel Press For Strikes On Syria

One of the most powerful lobbies on Capitol Hill is AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which commands bi-partisan respect on Middle East issues. But on the matter of possible military strikes on Syria, AIPAC is having a rare tough go of it.
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Calif. City Proposes Unique Plan To Avoid Foreclosures

A federal judge in San Francisco on Thursday hears arguments over a radical plan to stem the foreclosure crisis. The City of Richmond is proposing to buy underwater mortgages in order to help keep local residents in their homes. If banks don't want to sell those mortgages, the city says it is prepared to invoke eminent domain to seize the mortgages.
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A Check On The Housing Industry

Millions of American homeowners are underwater — that is they owe more than their house is worth. That number though is falling as home prices rise, and as more houses get foreclosed on.
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Mill Closing Is 'Major Setback' For Ala. Town

International Paper will close a mill in Courtland, Alabama, that employs more than 1,000 workers. The company blamed a decline in the demand for paper products in the U.S. for the decision. It said the shutdown will be completed in about six months.
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Two Years On, Protesters Still Fighting Wisconsin Governor

In 2011, Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill stripping collective bargaining rights from most public employees, sparking massive protests at the state Capitol. While most demonstrators eventually went away, a small group did not.
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Missouri Tax Posturing May Influence Other States

State lawmakers failed to override the governor's veto of a controversial measure that would have lowered state income taxes. Although Republicans had supermajorities in the House and Senate, Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon was able to rally school districts, which feared their budgets would suffer from the decline in general revenue.
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5 Years After Financial Crisis, Are Big Banks Still A Threat?

It's been five years since Lehman Brothers collapsed and touched off a banking crisis that is still being felt by the global economy. Today, the banking industry is a lot stronger than it was, but some critics say efforts to reform banking regulations have fallen short of their potential.
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For Native Americans, Mental Health Budget Cuts Hit Hard

Suicide rates among Native Americans are already four times the national average. And with recent cuts in federal funding for mental health services across the country, suicide prevention programs may lose ground in the communities that need them most.

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